USB 3.0 port Tags: Hard Drives Performance USB3 Toshiba Storage Last response: July 23, 2010 5:45 AM in Storage Share robbie_12345 July 13, 2010 1:51:44 PM Hello, I have a Toshiba A500 and am wondering how I would get maximum performance from a USB 3.0 HDD? Is there a driver for the A500 or does it require a hardware modification? More about : usb port sminlal a c 414 G Storage July 13, 2010 4:02:46 PM I did a quick Google search and it looks like the A500 has USB 2.0 ports. You can use your USB 3.0 drive with them, but it will run at USB 2.0 speeds. The good news is that it looks like your system should have an Express Card port. This means you can buy an Express Card to USB 3.0 adapter which will let your hard drive run at its full speed. Here's an example of such an adapter: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168... robbie_12345 July 23, 2010 5:45:54 AM Thanks for the good adsvice.....I have ordered a superspeed express card and a portable 3.0 HDD, thx once again. Rob Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumOne USB 3.0 port not working ForumCan seagate backup plus 3tb usb 3.0 cable fit a usb 2.0 port ForumLooking for 4 port USB 3.0 for pci-slot to header ForumUsb 3.0 port question. ForumDoes USB 3.0 port function with Sandy Bridge and z77 chipset? Forum[Solved] USB 3.0 port not working ForumUpgrading USB 2.0 to 3.0 port ? ForumPower Surge on USB 3.0 Port Hub ForumUSB 3.0 Front Panel - Only one port reading ForumRosewill 2- Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Model RC-505 ForumInstalling Windows 7 from bootable 2.0 USB by 3.0 USB port ForumUsb 3.0 external drive not working on 2.0 port ForumNeed drivers for USB 3.0 4- port Best Connectivity ForumUSB 3.0 Port not working ForumMotherboard SATA port to USB 3.0 ForumDell Laptop USB 3.0 Port not detecting any devices ForumWhats the transfer speed of usb 2.0 device plugged into usb 3.0 port ? ForumUsb 3.0 port cannot connect. ForumBroken usb 3.0 port Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !